You can try different creams, try to stay REALLY hydrated, try not to gain excessive amounts of weight, BUT I think it really comes down to genetics. I've met women who didn't use any creams and gained 60, 70, 80+ pounds and didn't get a single stretch mark! I've met women who religiously applied creams several times a day from day 1, gained modest amounts of weight 25-35lbs and still got plenty!
What I'm saying is, I wouldn't stress it too much, if you're going to get them you're going to get them! I got them, I never thought I'd wear a bikini again, but a little time and I little tan do wonders! I rocked a bikini 12 months later :)
at 1:57 AM on Oct. 15, 2009